‘Moral challenges’ simply must cut both ways

The Oblates order, not incorrectly, places some blame for past abuses on ‘society as a whole’ - but it still must own what happened on its watch

9th April, 2017

On Friday, as one of the stages of the Passion, Catholics will remember the flogging of Christ. Flogging is something that some will also have had occasion to remember last week, when the Catholic order the Oblates released a statement on the issue of abuse and redress.

The statement, The Moral Challenge Posed to Religious about the Cost of Redress, sought to distribute blame for abuse more widely across Irish society; it also sought to...

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